Bruins snap skid in dominating win over Blackhawks

Chicago, IL ( – Patrice Bergeron posted a goal and two
assists to lead the Boston Bruins in a 6-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks
on Sunday.

Reilly Smith and Dougie Hamilton each had a goal and an assist, while Gregory
Campbell, Milan Lucic and Loui Eriksson all lit the lamp for the Bruins, who
snapped a six-game losing streak. Tuukka Rask turned aside 26 shots in the

Jonathan Toews and Bryan Bickell each had a goal for the Blackhawks, who have
lost their last three. Corey Crawford allowed four goals on just 14 shots
while Antti Raanta turned aside 14-of-16 shots in relief.

Boston scored just three minutes in on Bergeron’s 200th career goal as he
snapped a one-timer into the net from the slot for his 17th of the season.

Skating on the power play, Boston took a 2-0 lead with 5:57 to play in the
first as Eriksson redirected a Torey Krug shot for his 14th of the season.

Chicago got one back on the power play with just 1.4 seconds left after Toews
knocked in a rebound off a Patrick Kane shot, but the Bruins dominated the
second period.

The Bruins regained a two-goal lead at 6:18 as Lucic knocked in his second
attempt from down low, and Campbell made it a three-goal game six minutes
later as he snapped in a wrister from the slot to chase Crawford.

Raanta didn’t fare much better, as Hamilton’s quick shot from the high slot
off a faceoff on the power play with 2:33 left in the second gave Boston a
four-goal lead.

Smith scored with just a few seconds to play in the second as the Bruins took
a 6-1 lead into the third.

Bickell scored on a wrister from the right circle with 5:42 to play to account
for the final score.

Game Notes

Boston hosts Vancouver on Tuesday … Chicago hosts Florida on Tuesday to open
a home-and-home set … Boston was 2-for-4 on the power play, while Chicago
was 1-for-4 … Duncan Keith assisted on both Chicago goals.